Could somebody please explain to me why all US people keeping blogs are not focusing on WikiLeak's release of the classified US military video showing US soldiers indiscrimately firing on Iraqi civilians? The dead included two employees of the Reuters news agency, photographer Namir Noor-Eldeen and driver Saeed Chmagh. All up, 12 people are killed, and two children wounded.
Persons killed were carrying “cameras” that did not at all look like RPGs that are infinitely longer. Or is RPG the new Pentagon name for “camera” just as the new word for "terrorist" is "little girl"?
Where is the social justice? How can US citizens really believe that the US is in Iraq to remove poverty and social inequality in such a manner? Is the removal of Saddam justification for killing one million Iraqis?
The US soldiers in the video have clearly become desensitized to war. Their reaction to the little kids getting injured is an ironic "serves them right for bringing their kids to war". They laugh when the rescue truck runs over a body. When the camera man is clearly injured they say "pick it up! come on pick it up" (in reference to the camera) clearly wanting to finish him off.
It is as though they are playing a video game - as though they don't know that they are cutting short people's lives. I find that the only difference between terrorists and these soldiers is the fact that these soldiers are authorised by the US government to commit futile acts of violence. This is not a one-off incident, but just another day at war or "at work" for these amoral soldiers.
Could somebody please explain to me why the US people do not seem to care and are so accepting of this situation? Why are they not taking to the streets like they did during the futile Vietnam War? Have the US people become desensitized and amoral? When the little Iraqi children in this video grow up how do you think they will feel about your country? (and justifiably so!)
Please explain because the bloggers I read, mainly US citizens, seem so nice and warm, intelligent even, and I cannot understand how they can continue with their comfortable lives and not feel affected by this video and the war in Iraq. Because the only thing special about this classified video is that it actually got out.
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